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Blind Gary Davis


Published 1964


Views blind folk singer Gary Davis and the world in which he lived. Shows the interior of his room and the streets of Harlem as a background for the sound track and his final song 'DEATH DON'T HAVE NO MERCY.'.

This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.


Producer Harold Becker
Audio/Visual sound, black and white

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Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2015
Subject: Damn Honkeys
Not really a biography but a bit of a showcase for this blues legend. We see just maybe 2 minutes of him playing, the rest are composition shots, some of an apartment, and some great panning shots of black people on the street, most of them having the expression of "Why you pointing that camera at me?" haha
Reviewer: tolloid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 2, 2015
Subject: it's special
I can't over how good this is. Every time I watch it I'm so moved.
Reviewer: turbovoncrim - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 2, 2013
Subject: Wow..
This just blew me away.. fantastic!!!
Reviewer: ultimatebozo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 11, 2013
Subject: A Captivating Time Capsule
I could write on extensively, about all the reasons this film was such a joy to watch. In an effort at succinctness, I'll simply point out the nice print quality, sensitive photography/photo montage, and of course the exquisite control that Blind Gary Davis had over his voice and instrument. It all comes together to deliver an enthralling short subject, that will take you to another time and place.
The only possible complaint I can find with this video, is that I wish it had been longer. I would have liked to have stayed in that other time and place a bit longer.
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